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The Curious Incident of the Guns in the Night Time

Iain Mclean and Tom Lubbock

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The Government of Ireland Bill and the Ulster Protestant revolt 1912–14. Bonar Law, Dicey, the Unionist Party, and illegal activity. Curragh ‘mutiny’ 1914. Larne gunrunning 1914.


The Hoods: Crime and Punishment in Belfast

Heather Hamill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180687
eISBN:
9781400836734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180687.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A distinctive feature of the conflict in Northern Ireland over the past forty years has been the way Catholic and Protestant paramilitaries have policed their own communities. This has mainly ... More


Cali: The Derailment of a Pioneering Participatory Project

Eduardo Moncada

in Cities, Business, and the Politics of Urban Violence In Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794176
eISBN:
9780804796903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794176.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter abstract: This chapter analyzes within-case variation in the institutional outcomes of the politics of urban violence in Cali. In the early 1990s a participatory political project developed ... More


Paramilitary loyalism: Identity and change

Richard Reed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095306
eISBN:
9781781708682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095306.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Sixteen years have passed since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement closed a chapter on Northern Ireland’s tragic past. But not everyone has moved on as far as the architects of peace would have ... More


The Frontier Effect: State Formation and Violence in Colombia

Teo Ballvé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747533
eISBN:
9781501747564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747533.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that in Urabá, Colombia, the cause of the region's violent history and unruly contemporary condition is the absence of the state. Although the book takes this locally ... More


Architectures of Violence: The Command Structures of Modern Mass Atrocities, from Yugoslavia to Syria

Kate Ferguson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190949624
eISBN:
9780197583319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949624.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Paramilitary or irregular units have been involved in practically every case of identity-based mass violence in the modern world, but detailed analysis of these dynamics is rare. Exploring the case ... More


Loyalists

Heather Hamill

in The Hoods: Crime and Punishment in Belfast

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180687
eISBN:
9781400836734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180687.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter turns to the Protestant community and examines paramilitary punishment attacks (PPAs) perpetrated by Loyalist paramilitaries. Although the violent methods used by Republican and Loyalist ... More


An Audit of Violence after 1966

Brendan O’Leary

in A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume I: Colonialism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199243341
eISBN:
9780191863462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199243341.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a systematic and partly comparative survey of the scale of political violence in Northern Ireland 1966–2006, with some additional materials related to the broader costs of the ... More


The Contemporary Era, 1978–2010

Jane M. Rausch

in Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044668
eISBN:
9780813046334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044668.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The demise of the National Front brought a renewal of competitive politics at the national level. Between 1978 and 2010, seven presidents were elected, each of whom had to deal with a massive upsurge ... More


Colombia's paramilitary Triad

Julie Mazzei

in Death Squads or Self-Defense Forces?: How Paramilitary Groups Emerge and Challenge Democracy in Latin America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833063
eISBN:
9781469605524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898611_mazzei.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows that as Colombia's paramilitaries became more organized and centralized, their objectives were made increasingly clear to the Colombian people. Initially, the paramilitary groups ... More


“Surrounded on All Sides by an Armed and Brutal Mob”: Newspapers, Politics, and Law in the Ogeechee Insurrection, 1868–1869

Jonathan M. Bryant

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Exaggerated rumors of a black insurrectionary movement afoot on rice plantations in lowcountry Georgia caused great alarm among whites, spurring quasi-military mobilization under the leadership of ... More


Threat of Force

Stephen E. Gottlieb

in Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814732427
eISBN:
9780814732434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732427.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Armies and local police, as well as authorized and unauthorized private paramilitaries, are significant to any rebellion. Short of that, the threat of force, violence, and intimidation have been ... More


Toward an Adaptive International Humanitarian Law: New Norms for New Battlefields

William C. Banks

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book presents key debates on the legal underpinnings and policy implications of asymmetric warfare for international humanitarian law (IHL) as it confronts new challenges, conflicts, actors, ... More


Geographies of violence: war reporting, 1990–2012

Lesley Wylie

in Colombia's Forgotten Frontier: A Literary Geography of the Putumayo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319747
eISBN:
9781781380932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319747.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the widespread view of geography as one of the principal causes of political violence in Colombia. It engages, in particular, with the trope of abandonment and the ... More


Formidable fieldwork: Experiences of a lesbian researcher in post-conflict Northern Ireland

Sandra M. McEvoy

in Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447337683
eISBN:
9781447337737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337683.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The chapter examines the experiences of a lesbian researcher from the United States conducting fieldwork in post-conflict Northern Ireland. It outlines the author’s fears that her sexuality would ... More


Abroad: Loyalism in comparative context

Richard Reed

in Paramilitary loyalism: Identity and change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095306
eISBN:
9781781708682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095306.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This final chapter draws on many of the themes developed in the previous sections in the context of a number of other international groups known for extremist behaviour and views. This work advances ... More


The Paramilitary War of Position

Teo Ballvé

in The Frontier Effect: State Formation and Violence in Colombia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747533
eISBN:
9781501747564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747533.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the practices by which paramilitaries sought to methodically build a state presence in the region. The construction of schools and other populist actions were not simply smoke ... More


The Fall and Rise of Nonstate Violence

Ward Thomas

in The New Dogs of War: Nonstate Actor Violence in International Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758898
eISBN:
9781501758911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758898.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the dramatic growth in nonstate actor violence, focusing on the crucial role played in this trend by changes in international norms. It seeks to understand the rise of nonstate ... More


Post-Ceasefire Antigones and Northern Ireland

Isabelle Torrance

in Classics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198864486
eISBN:
9780191896583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864486.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter traces the evocation of Antigone in the context of the Northern Irish conflict, from Conor Cruise O’Brien and Tom Paulin to the remarkable number Antigone plays which have appeared ... More


Constructing an Architecture of Atrocity: The Serbian Model

Kate Ferguson

in Architectures of Violence: The Command Structures of Modern Mass Atrocities, from Yugoslavia to Syria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190949624
eISBN:
9780197583319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949624.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The visible participation of paramilitaries in Serbia from 1991 succeeded in simultaneously downplaying the capacity (and intent) of the Serbian irregulars while exaggerating the capabilities of the ... More


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